Josh Tomlin
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 1" 190LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 19, #581, Cleveland Indians | Texas Tech
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 1 3.74 51 1 2 79.1 51 1.12
2020 2 2 4.76 17 5 0 39.2 36 1.21
2021 4 0 6.57 35 0 0 49.1 37 1.50
12 Seasons 69 56 4.77 286 150 2 1,067 736 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 51 2-1 3.74 79.1 51 1.12
2020 17 2-2 4.76 39.2 36 1.21
2021 35 4-0 6.57 49.1 37 1.50
12 Seasons 286 69-56 4.77 1,067 736 1.23
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 949 184 21 11.4 8.4 89.4 112.2 15.5 35.9 .243 .480 .275 .324 .405 36.4 22.7 3.2 3.02 4.37
2016 31 2612 584 42 7.2 5.8 87.9 112.2 10.7 35.4 .278 .482 .327 .332 .388 32.2 16.3 2.8 4.40 4.71
2017 32 2088 458 32 7.0 5.5 88.5 113.8 13.7 39.3 .300 .511 .340 .351 .423 36.6 18.6 2.4 4.98 5.44
2018 33 1185 259 27 10.4 8.4 88.9 117.1 18.1 39.0 .297 .581 .396 .386 .439 38.0 14.3 3.7 6.14 6.73
2019 34 1136 262 17 6.5 5.3 89.1 111.9 17.8 33.2 .270 .466 .308 .314 .367 33.6 15.9 2.2 3.74 4.35
2020 35 575 118 14 11.9 8.6 88.9 111.1 17.0 34.7 .263 .472 .310 .326 .404 36.4 22.1 4.9 4.76 4.54
2021 36 808 175 15 8.6 6.9 89.1 111.0 18.1 38.3 .297 .502 .377 .350 .412 39.4 17.0 2.3 6.57 5.33
Player 9353 2040 168 8.2 6.5 88.6 117.1 14.7 36.7 .281 .499 .334 .341 .404 35.3 17.6 2.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Tomlin relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(47.2%) ,
Curveball
(28.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(22.5%) ,
Changeup
(1.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 38.6 26.1 27.7 7.6 39.7 33.7 26.6 2.7 27.7 32.6 19.0 6.0 11.4 8.4
2016 44.5 21.9 28.4 5.1 38.4 38.0 23.5 3.3 33.0 22.4 25.3 5.3 7.2 5.8
2017 41.5 22.5 29.5 6.6 40.0 41.0 19.0 2.2 30.6 23.6 28.2 6.3 7.0 5.5
2018 31.7 30.5 28.6 9.3 39.0 39.4 21.2 1.9 22.8 29.7 26.6 5.0 10.4 8.4
2019 35.1 30.2 26.3 8.4 39.7 35.9 24.4 2.3 25.2 32.4 24.4 7.3 6.5 5.3
2020 39.0 25.4 25.4 10.2 44.9 32.2 22.9 2.5 27.1 28.8 25.4 4.2 11.9 8.6
2021 34.3 30.9 26.9 8.0 42.3 35.4 22.3 1.7 23.4 30.9 29.1 5.7 8.6 6.9
Player 39.3 25.5 28.0 7.2 39.8 37.6 22.5 2.5 28.5 26.9 25.8 5.8 8.2 6.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Cutter ATL R 381 86.0 26.0 3.5 12 3.5 0.6 23
2021 Curveball ATL R 233 76.4 53.3 -4.3 -7 4.2 -4.8 -54
2021 4-Seamer ATL R 182 88.9 16.3 1.2 7 5.9 -1.2 -17
2021 Changeup ATL R 12 84.7 28.1 -3.1 -10 13.3 -0.9 -6
2020 Curveball ATL R 150 76.4 52.5 -4.7 -8 4.3 -4.7 -52
2020 Changeup ATL R 23 84.0 29.4 -2.5 -8 13.8 0.1 0
2020 Sinker ATL R 3 87.8 18.3 -7.8 -30 13.4 -0.8 -5
2020 4-Seamer ATL R 106 88.3 17.7 0.7 4 8.8 1.7 25
2020 Cutter ATL R 293 85.6 26.4 2.8 10 2.4 -0.3 -12
2019 Changeup ATL R 97 84.7 32.6 -1.2 -4 14.7 0.3 2
2019 Curveball ATL R 197 76.5 57.1 -1.1 -2 7.1 -3.8 -35
2019 Cutter ATL R 491 86.9 27.1 2.5 8 2.5 0.0 -2
2019 4-Seamer ATL R 286 89.4 19.7 -0.2 -1 10.7 3.1 40
2019 Sinker ATL R 65 88.5 22.9 -5.3 -19 13.6 -2.0 -13
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 317 87.9 20.5 -0.3 -1 10.2 2.3 29
2018 Cutter CLE R 443 85.8 27.2 3.1 10 2.9 0.3 11
2018 Sinker CLE R 63 87.3 23.9 -4.0 -14 13.7 -1.6 -10
2018 Curveball CLE R 259 75.1 63.7 2.8 5 10.3 -0.6 -5
2018 Changeup CLE R 54 83.1 32.2 -1.9 -6 14.7 0.7 5
2017 Curveball CLE R 500 74.4 63.8 3.2 5 9.6 -1.5 -14
2017 Changeup CLE R 152 83.8 28.4 -3.8 -12 12.8 -0.9 -7
2017 Sinker CLE R 331 87.7 22.8 -2.7 -11 13.8 -1.3 -9
2017 Cutter CLE R 707 85.5 26.0 3.4 12 3.3 0.7 29
2017 4-Seamer CLE R 388 87.8 19.8 0.2 1 8.3 -1.2 -13
2016 Sinker CLE R 234 88.5 21.3 -1.9 -8 9.6 -4.3 -31
2016 Changeup CLE R 205 83.8 27.3 -2.8 -9 9.9 -2.7 -21
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 759 88.4 18.9 -1.0 -6 3.5 -3.7 -51
2016 Curveball CLE R 382 75.6 61.9 3.5 6 8.0 -2.2 -21
2016 Cutter CLE R 973 85.9 24.6 2.9 11 6.1 4.0 184
2015 Cutter CLE R 232 85.2 -- -- 5.3 3.0 131
2015 Slider CLE R 31 85.3 -- -- 5.7 0.6 12
2015 Changeup CLE R 102 84.8 -- -- 7.5 -5.3 -41
2015 4-Seamer CLE R 402 89.4 -- -- 3.5 -4.3 -55
2015 Curveball CLE R 132 76.1 -- -- 7.5 -2.6 -26
2015 Sinker CLE R 26 88.4 -- -- 10.0 -4.5 -31
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Cutter -2.1 -8 381 47.2 117 .307 .553 .392 20.8 15.4 17.3 .272 .524 .345 35.4
2021 Curveball -2.2 -5 233 28.8 48 .413 .674 .460 37.1 25.0 18.5 .348 .521 .377 42.9
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 1 182 22.5 51 .286 .429 .325 12.1 13.7 12.5 .298 .434 .329 45.2
2021 Changeup -5.3 -1 12 1.5 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .523 .563 .477 50.0
2020 Cutter 0.9 3 293 51.0 99 .272 .380 .302 21.7 21.2 23.1 .261 .403 .303 31.5
2020 Curveball -1.4 -2 150 26.1 30 .300 .567 .367 33.8 33.3 29.4 .279 .582 .358 45.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.4 0 106 18.4 26 .200 .480 .333 12.5 15.4 13.3 .263 .629 .380 47.6
2020 Changeup 2.4 1 23 4.0 5 .200 .400 .250 14.3 20.0 25.0 .219 .293 .221 25.0
2020 Sinker -7.7 0 3 0.5 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2019 Cutter 2.2 11 491 43.2 156 .243 .428 .287 19.2 16.0 17.2 .242 .399 .270 28.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 2 286 25.2 85 .272 .519 .349 12.7 15.3 15.3 .316 .652 .412 45.6
2019 Curveball 0.6 1 197 17.3 45 .256 .419 .311 35.2 26.7 21.1 .214 .311 .235 21.9
2019 Changeup -4.2 -4 97 8.5 18 .529 .824 .579 25.0 5.6 4.5 .404 .564 .412 35.3
2019 Sinker 3.3 2 65 5.7 16 .214 .214 .227 4.5 0.0 0.0 .319 .503 .366 46.7
2018 Cutter -1.2 -5 443 37.4 153 .276 .552 .386 20.7 17.6 18.8 .264 .517 .346 35.3
2018 4-Seamer -1.2 -4 317 26.8 79 .306 .625 .409 6.7 3.8 3.8 .330 .628 .427 47.1
2018 Curveball -0.8 -2 259 21.9 57 .232 .554 .332 33.3 26.3 20.8 .266 .565 .359 34.1
2018 Sinker -4.4 -3 63 5.3 10 .556 1.333 .775 0.0 0.0 0.0 .380 1.025 .595 55.6
2018 Changeup -5.3 -3 54 4.6 12 .667 1.000 .721 21.7 8.3 20.0 .577 .812 .600 9.1
2017 Cutter -0.8 -5 707 33.9 233 .311 .476 .355 20.7 21.9 22.2 .289 .466 .333 30.5
2017 Curveball -0.2 -1 500 23.9 115 .239 .478 .316 32.5 22.6 19.0 .252 .410 .287 29.9
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 388 18.6 114 .312 .550 .377 12.0 16.7 17.0 .321 .626 .397 45.7
2017 Sinker -1.4 -5 331 15.9 86 .337 .530 .370 8.9 15.1 14.6 .339 .560 .384 46.5
2017 Changeup 1.7 3 152 7.3 33 .233 .433 .320 11.1 0.0 0.0 .376 .669 .460 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 12 84.7 98 16.5 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 231 76.4 47 10.2 7:30 6:45 45
2021 Cutter 380 86.0 53 10.5 12:15 11:15 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 182 88.9 90 18.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Changeup 23 84.0 98 16.8 1:45 2:00 -15
2020 Curveball 145 76.4 47 9.5 7:30 7:00 30
2020 Cutter 291 85.6 54 10.0 12:15 11:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 103 88.2 93 19.1 1:15 1:00 15
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 298 1,103 1 0 -3 -4 -6
2011 652 2,347 6 4 -5 -4 0
2012 449 1,593 -13 1 -10 -3 -25
2014 442 1,702 -13 8 -9 -5 -19
2015 251 948 2 12 -3 -2 8
2016 795 2,866 -3 9 -11 -4 -9
2017 590 2,112 -9 18 -12 -5 -8
2018 311 1,137 -4 -2 -6 -4 -17
2019 332 1,170 10 10 -4 -2 14
2020 172 617 5 -2 -3 -1 -1
2021 218 808 1 -7 -5 -1 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 949 52.4 68.0 84.9 27.9 62.7 45.1 66.1 49.0 21.1 7.0 72.7
2016 2,612 49.2 62.7 89.1 34.5 70.5 46.2 67.7 48.4 16.8 7.3 73.7
2017 2,088 50.5 67.8 85.8 29.5 64.8 44.4 68.5 48.9 19.5 6.3 77.3
2018 1,185 50.7 70.3 86.9 27.1 62.5 44.9 62.8 49.3 19.0 6.2 77.1
2019 1,136 47.6 73.2 87.9 31.3 62.4 42.0 64.4 51.2 19.8 7.3 78.3
2020 575 50.8 69.2 84.7 29.7 57.1 43.8 67.3 49.7 22.7 7.0 85.0
2021 808 47.0 72.4 84.0 38.3 62.2 43.6 64.2 54.3 23.5 6.8 76.4
Player 9,353 49.7 67.8 86.7 31.5 65.1 44.6 66.4 49.6 19.5 6.8 76.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 26 49 4 1 86 29 1 15 19 66 98 35 31 10 90 78 10
2016 25 9 8 9 69 3 21 66 69 16 99 6 94 6 88 87 9
2017 15 2 5 10 46 10 29 17 18 26 100 17 70 4 65 84 8
2018 1 1 1 1 26 24 3 32 28 4 99 8 37 3 43 85 11
2019 48 17 21 25 81 47 59 37 74 6 100 10 73 6 33 87 5
2020 40 27 18 19 64 8 8 38 54 42 90 23 68 4 59 71 6
2021 13 2 5 12 47 57 37 41 42 10 100 29 99 5 70 78 9
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.5 37 35.9 1 15 25 19 51.4
2017 22.6 23 28.1 -5 6 25 9 39.1
2018 22.8 25 22.5 3 5 8 16 64.0
2019 24.0 14 15.0 -1 3 8 9 64.3
2020 23.5 7 7.7 -1 2 7 3 42.9
2021 24.1 10 8.7 1 1 8 4 40.0
Player 23.0 116 117.9 -2 32 81 60 51.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 37 38 31 36 40 29 41 35 33 26 34 45 36 32 32 39 23 29 38 42 36 34 48 48 30 30 38 50 39 38 28
2017 23 27 24 26 31 30 33 27 23 27 28 35 25 28 29 29 27 25 32 26 31 29 35 29 24 28 26 33 29 31 17
2018 25 26 19 23 22 21 23 23 20 20 21 24 24 23 22 23 23 22 24 23 25 22 26 24 21 21 21 23 25 22 20
2019 14 19 14 13 17 16 17 14 14 12 15 15 16 14 16 14 14 15 14 17 14 16 17 19 12 13 13 16 17 15 12
2020 7 8 7 10 7 7 9 7 6 6 7 8 8 6 9 5 9 8 8 8 7 7 11 7 8 6 8 8 9 9 7
2021 10 7 10 10 9 7 9 9 6 6 6 9 10 8 8 11 10 8 10 8 9 7 12 11 9 8 10 9 9 7 8
Player 116 125 105 118 126 110 132 115 102 97 111 136 119 111 116 121 106 107 126 124 122 115 149 138 104 106 116 139 128 122 92
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.9 87.2 -0.7 86.7 -0.5 86.7 0.0 87.9 1.2 86.3 -1.6 86.9 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 84.7 83.9 -0.8 83.8 -0.1 83.1 -0.7 84.7 1.6 84.0 -0.7 84.7 0.7
Breaking Velocity 77.8 75.6 -2.2 74.4 -1.2 75.1 0.7 76.5 1.4 76.4 -0.1 76.4 0.0
Exit Velocity 89.4 87.9 -1.5 88.5 0.6 88.9 0.4 89.1 0.2 88.9 -0.2 89.1 0.2
Launch Angle 15.5 10.7 -4.8 13.7 3.0 18.1 4.4 17.8 -0.3 17.0 -0.8 18.1 1.1
Barrel % 11.4 7.2 -4.2 7.0 -0.2 10.4 3.4 6.5 -3.9 11.9 5.4 8.6 -3.3
Hard Hit % 36.4 32.2 -4.2 36.6 4.4 38.0 1.4 33.6 -4.4 36.4 2.8 39.4 3.0
Sweet Spot % 35.9 35.4 -0.5 39.3 3.9 39.0 -0.3 33.2 -5.8 34.7 1.5 38.3 3.6
xBA .243 .278 0.035 .300 0.022 .297 -0.003 .270 -0.027 .263 -0.007 .297 0.034
BA .195 .269 0.074 .294 0.025 .304 0.010 .267 -0.037 .263 -0.004 .327 0.064
xwOBA .324 .332 0.008 .351 0.019 .386 0.035 .314 -0.072 .326 0.012 .350 0.024
wOBA .275 .327 0.052 .340 0.013 .396 0.056 .308 -0.088 .310 0.002 .377 0.067
xSLG .480 .482 0.002 .511 0.029 .581 0.070 .466 -0.115 .472 0.006 .502 0.030
SLG .415 .487 0.072 .493 0.006 .611 0.118 .463 -0.148 .434 -0.029 .550 0.116
K% 22.7 16.3 -6.4 18.6 2.3 14.3 -4.3 15.9 1.6 22.1 6.2 17.0 -5.1
BB% 3.2 2.8 -0.4 2.4 -0.4 3.7 1.3 2.2 -1.5 4.9 2.7 2.3 -2.6
Swing % 49.0 48.4 -0.6 48.9 0.5 49.3 0.4 51.2 1.9 49.7 -1.5 54.3 4.6
Whiff% 21.1 16.8 -4.3 19.5 2.7 19.0 -0.5 19.8 0.8 22.7 2.9 23.5 0.8
In Zone % 52.4 49.2 -3.2 50.5 1.3 50.7 0.2 47.6 -3.1 50.8 3.2 47.0 -3.8
Out of Zone % 47.6 50.8 3.2 49.5 -1.3 49.3 -0.2 52.4 3.1 49.2 -3.2 53.0 3.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 34.5 6.6 29.5 -5.0 27.1 -2.4 31.3 4.2 29.7 -1.6 38.3 8.6
First Pitch Swing % 28.3 27.9 -0.4 29.4 1.5 31.3 1.9 36.3 5.0 32.1 -4.2 36.2 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 66.1 67.7 1.6 68.5 0.8 62.8 -5.7 64.4 1.6 67.3 2.9 64.2 -3.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 702 .328 414 21 5.1 288 98 34.0
2017 Shifts 583 .341 331 15 4.5 252 74 29.4
2018 Shifts 313 .397 172 5 2.9 141 62 44.0
2019 Shifts 320 .308 191 21 11.0 129 46 35.7
2020 Shifts 161 .310 90 16 17.8 71 16 22.5
2021 Shifts 217 .379 132 45 34.1 85 40 47.1
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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